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Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely modern comfortable hotel in a great location. Convenient to d day beaches and public transport into Caen city. Lovely food and great helpful staff. Hotel has been completely renovated in the last year and its fab.

We arrived at 6pm after a long drive from NL. Its pretty difficult to find allthough Its locaties next to the University, and got a room at ground level. The staff was very friendly and the room pretty nice and clean. The bathroom is Nice and perfect for disabled people. The only annoying part is the very small bedside tables. Its So small you can not put anything on it because the roomphone takes all the space. A good thing is the USB connection in the headboard. Hope they check the remote control of the tv. Its not working when you use it while lying in bed. You have to get out and stand in front of the tv. The restaurant looked nice. The crispy upsidedown peartart is yummie. But stay away from the blackboard menu for 18 euro pp. Better to order something from the menu. Breakfast is great!

Came here on a veterans trip to Normandy. Very good rooms. Clean and comfy. Don't like the plastic cups in the bathroom though...look cheap. Breakfast and evening meal very good. Good service. Decor fresh and modern inside. Was please to see the outside was getting a paint when we left as this was letting it down.

Very friendly staff throughout the hotel including the wonderful cleaners. Gave us lots of support even though we couldn't speak french. I thought that for a family of three it was excellent value....

The hotel was nice and clean. We went with our two kids and my cousins. The hotel was a short taxi ride from the ferry. The location was not easy to access for travelers. The hotel is a stand alone and not really near the city center or anything within walking distance. The staff was friendly and tried to be helpful. The breakfast was included and good for us. They did offer gluten free items for me which is a bonus, but the language barrier made it hard for them to understand me, even though I asked in French! By the second day they knew what I needed before asking. It was very kid friendly and a good experience overall. I would say to do research before on restaurants, especially because they open for dinner quite late in France overall and that is hard with children in tow.

A comfortable, clean modern hotel - professional staff - decent food in the restaurant - a very good base to explore the D Day coastline from or before heading off south through France - special mention for the front-of-house guy in the restaurant - very professional, charming and a credit to the hotel.

The hotel is very well located, close to the main attractions such as the Memorial Museum. It is very clean and well kept, service was very good with a good selection for breakfast available. The Staff also was very friendly and helpful. As areas of improvement, the wifi is very slow. Address is a bit confusing and the sat navs can get lost leading you to the next number which in this case is not next to the hotel but at the opposite side of the road.

Hotels like this are difficult to rate as, for us, they typically serve purely as a place to get a few hours sleep before something else. So, to see this in the same context as something like a spa hotel, or resort hotel, isn't really comparing the same thing. It's a bit like comparing apples to oranges, yes, they're both fruit and you could say they share features, but they're not the same thing. I add preface by way of clarifying my 'Excellent' review. We needed a hotel, near the port, for one night after a long drive and before an early ferry crossing. It ticked all our boxes. We needed secure parking; easy to get to from the south of France; easy to get to the port; comfy beds for four and bonus points for having a place to sit (that's not a car or a bedroom) and a bar/restaurant. The hotel itself offered everything we needed. It was clean and the staff friendly, despite the time of night we arrived. It's not a fancy country-house hotel, but nor does it pretend to be, so, for what we wanted it was excellent.

We had been looking forward to our stopover here and the chance to relax and enjoy a nice meal en route for home. The restaurant was not busy but the staff seemed to panic and mix up orders. Our two kids meals arrived but without their accompanying chips- when I asked I was met with a shrug and a " didn't they arrive?". One child's dessert arrived well before the rest of our party - then the other child received what was clearly an adult dessert and then we had to ask- and wait- for the last adult dessert which came well after everyone else had finished. In the morning breakfast thankfully was self service but the scrambled eggs tasted beyond bizarre and the mini sausages were completely undercooked. As my husband is a caterer I always trust him as to whether something is safe to eat- the sausages received an emphatic "no". I told the manager who did go and cook us some more although he maintained they were cooked to start off with although he did come and check if we were happy - which is better customer service than the other staff had shown. Having said this the rooms were clean and comfortable and the reception staff pleasant. However I expect more from Novotel.

We stayed one night on our way elsewhere. Problem with the hot water was quickly resolved. WiFi didn't work in room. Poolside was families territory with lots of children in pool so we didn't go for a swim. It's a stiff but pleasant walk into Caen. If you have children and need somewhere reliable to stay it's a perfectly reasonable proposition. It was for us, whisper it, a teeny bit bland.

155 rue de la Délivrande Caen Calvados

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Within a short walk of Caen University Hospital, Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre is within a mile (2 km) of University of Caen Normandy. This 126-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Caen, it's also near Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Caen and Caen Castle.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All of Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre's 126 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms. Free parking is included with your stay. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room (1 Double and 2 Single beds)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 72 reviews